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What Happened on April 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team collides with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.
2017 U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage US-Russia ties.
2012 Azawad declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.
2011 In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves.
2010 Maoist rebels kill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
2009 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
2008 The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists.
2005 Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
2004 Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
1998 Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
1997 In Greene County, Tennessee, the Lillelid murders occur.
1994 The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
1992 The Bosnian War begins.
1985 Sudanese President Gaafar Nimeiry is ousted from power in a coup d'état led by Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab.
1984 Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1973 Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft.
1973 The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
1972 Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
1970 Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
1968 In the downtown district of Richmond, Indiana, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
1968 Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Party leadership election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon afterward.
1965 Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
1958 Capital Airlines Flight 67 crashes into Saginaw Bay near Freeland, Michigan, killing 47.
1957 The flag carrier airline of Greece for decades, Olympic Airways, is founded by Aristotle Onassis following the acquisition of "TAE - Greek National Airlines".
1947 The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
1945 World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
1945 World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
1941 World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
1930 At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."
1929 Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
1926 Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
1918 Finnish Civil War: The battle of Tampere ends.
1917 World War I: The United States declares war on Germany.
1911 During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg).
1909 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first people to reach the North Pole; Peary's claim has been disputed because of failings in his navigational ability.
1896 In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I.
1866 The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
1865 American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia, during the Appomattox Campaign.
1862 American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins: In Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
1860 The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, later renamed Community of Christ, is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois.
1841 U.S. President John Tyler is sworn in, two days after having become president upon William Henry Harrison's death.
1830 Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York.
1814 Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.
1812 British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
1808 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
1800 The Treaty of Constantinople establishes the Septinsular Republic, the first autonomous Greek state since the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. (Under the Old Style calendar then still in use in the Ottoman Empire, the treaty was signed on 21 March.)
1793 During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
1782 King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty.
1776 American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navy dispatch boat.
1712 The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.
1652 At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
1580 One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
1453 Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople. The city falls on May 29, and is renamed Istanbul.
1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
402 Stilicho defeats the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
46 Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) at the Battle of Thapsus.
Famous People Born on April 6

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Year Name
1949 Alyson Bailes, English academic and diplomat (d. 2016)
1988 Leigh Adams, Australian footballer
1979 Clay Travis, American sports journalist, blogger, and broadcaster
1953 Patrick Doyle, Scottish actor and composer
1890 Anthony Fokker, Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer (d. 1939)
1904 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer, politician and Chancellor of Germany (d. 1988)
1964 David Woodard, American conductor and writer
1980 Antonio Thomas, American wrestler
1949 Horst Ludwig Störmer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1926 Sergio Franchi, Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990)
Famous People Deaths On April 6

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Date Name
1838 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (b. 1763)
1959 Leo Aryeh Mayer, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1895)
1755 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (b. 1690)
1790 Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
861 Prudentius, bishop of Troyes
1970 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
1995 Ioannis Alevras, Greek banker and politician, President of Greece (b. 1912)
2004 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
1825 Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter and educator (b. 1757)
1983 Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, Indian General who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1962 to 1966 and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. (b. 1908)